Castium Revelio: Global Travel or Infamous Tragedy?

Welcome back to another edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News! It’s been a while since the last update, but now we’ve got lots of upcoming projects for Wizarding World alums to share with you! Castium Revelio!



First up, we’ve got an award winner to announce! We told you about the nominations for the International Emmy Awards, and we’re excited to reveal that David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) came out on top and won the award for Best Performance by an Actor. He was nominated as a result of his already award-winning performance as Dennis Nilsen in ITV’s crime drama Des

Tennant is moving on from this award; we’ve got a trailer for his latest series for you to watch next. Around the World in 80 Days is a show based on the classic novel of the same name by Jules Verne. He will play the leading role of Phinneas Fogg, a man who tries to travel around the globe in 80 days after a bet with his friends. The series will feature eight episodes and will premiere on January 2, 2022. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!



We’re heading to the UK for the next announcement. All those with access to Netflix UK will be able to rewatch Imelda Staunton‘s (Dolores Umbridge) stunning performance in Gypsy. A recording of the West End production is now available to watch on the platform. The musical is based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee, a famous striptease artist from the 1950s. Staunton stars as Momma Rose in the production. Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Gemma Sutton (Cilla), and Lara Pulver (Sherlock) join her in the cast. Are you hoping to watch it for the first time, or will you be rewatching it?

Next up, we’ve got a challenge for all DC fans! The Peacemaker’s Proving Ground was created at San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition. The obstacle course was available for all to have a go in preparation for the release of the upcoming DC series Peacemaker. The show will act as a sequel to this year’s The Suicide Squad, although it will focus mainly on the adventures of Peacemaker. Freddie Stroma (Cormac McLaggen) will be featured in the show as Vigilante, a trained hand-to-hand fighter and specialist marksman. Did you check out the obstacle course?



Last up this week is a new project featuring several Harry Potter alumni. Apple TV+ has released a teaser for its upcoming show The Tragedy of Macbeth, which stars Brendan GleesonHarry Melling, and Ralph Ineson (Mad-Eye Moody, Dudley Dursley, and Amycus Carrow, respectively). The film is set to be a modern retelling of the classic Shakespeare play Macbeth. Gleeson and Melling play the father-son duo of King Duncan and Malcolm, while Ineson plays the Captain. The film will be released in theaters on Christmas Day (December 25) and will be available to watch on Apple TV+ on January 25, 2022. 



That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Which of these projects are you most excited to watch, or are you more excited to be able to rewatch some older projects? Let us know in the comments below!


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Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.